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Disaster Preparedness Forums Set for Persons with Disabilities

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Two forums have been scheduled to hear from persons with disabilities, their families and their caregivers about their experiences with emergencies or disaster situations.

The Administration for Community Living is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and it wants to hear from Nebraskans with disabilities about how they plan, respond and recover from these challenging situations.

Organizers say the sessions will help the agency improve its support, training and technical assistance during emergencies and disasters.

The first event is scheduled to run from 1 to 3 p.m. on Nov. 17 at Columbus Community Hospital, 4600 38th St. The second is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 18 at the Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.

For more information, visit at the ACL Listens website or by calling 301-588-6046.

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